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Doctors, You Have a Lower Risk of Getting Divorced … Unless You’re a Woman

Common wisdom may lead to the assumption that doctors are ripe for divorce. After all, they tend to work long hours and experience a high level of stress on the job. Certain doctors, like ER physicians and gynecologists, may need to rush off to work in the middle of the night to save a life …

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How to Buy a Home After a Divorce

The emotional grief of divorce is all too easy to anticipate, but many people fail to realize how big a financial blow it can land. One of the biggest financial struggles people face after a divorce is how (and whether) to buy a home. Owning a home is a big part of the American dream, …

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She Was Married Less Than a Year and Filed an Uncontested Divorce, So Why Did It Cost Her Over $17,000?

After what she describes as a “whirlwind romance” in a new article on Business Insider, Jorden Barcus married her love. She was 21, just out of college, and had almost nothing to her name other than student debt. Just eight months later, Jorden recognized that passion and romance don’t always make a strong foundation for …

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Michele Laws

I am a Second Saturday leader because I am passionate about educating people that are considering or going through a divorce  — I want them to feel empowered and secure about the divorce process. I have a daughter named Sophia. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as running, painting and new-found enjoyment, …

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Can I Get Social Security Benefits from My Ex-Spouse Even If It’s Not in My Divorce Decree?

QUESTION: I heard that I may be entitled to collect Social Security benefits when I retire based on my ex-husband’s earnings. But I looked at my divorce decree and it doesn’t say anything about it. Did I miss the boat? ANSWER: Here’s some good news about your divorce. If you were married to your ex-spouse …

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How to Determine State Residency During Divorce (and Why It Matters)

It’s strange but true that the state you live in plays an important role in how your marital estate is divided during your divorce. Living in one state versus another could mean you walk away with a lot more… or a lot less. It’s important to understand how state residency affects a divorce, especially since …

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How to Choose a Divorce Mediator

Divorce mediation is almost always a smart move. It can save you a significant amount of money and time on your divorce in comparison with fighting through the court system. Perhaps even more importantly, divorce mediation allows you to take control and ownership of your divorce negotiation. Even though it may be difficult to spend …

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The Post-Divorce Update List

All Those Pesky Little Updates You Need to Make After Divorce, All in One Place Divorce can be gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, empowering… and full of paperwork. That’s right, separating your life from another person is hard on an emotional level and also just downright frustrating. There’s bank accounts to change, passwords to update, life insurance policies …

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Jennifer Yankowsky

I am a Second Saturday leader because I want to use my personal and professional experience with divorce to help others. The divorce process can be scary and overwhelming. I offer women a safe, encouraging place to educate themselves before entering into this major life event. My hobbies include Zumba, shuttling my 2 sons to …

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Will I Lose My Alimony If I Go Back to Work?

With the dramatic cost of childcare in the U.S. (estimated to be $11,666 per year) and our country’s less-than-stellar family-friendly labor laws, it’s understandable that 26% of women aren’t in the workforce. However, that decision could hurt women dramatically when it comes to divorce. If one partner dramatically out earns the other (often the husband), …

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Getting Your Second Saturday Workshop on Local TV

Getting Your Second Saturday Workshop on Local TV Audio: Runtime: 00:12:25 Take a few minutes and hear what Kentucky leader Douglas Donald has to say about getting on local TV — at no cost!

Creating a Resource Guide

Creating a Resource Guide Audio: Runtime: 00:11:32 Julie Johnson, our longtime Second Saturday leader in Portland, Oregon, talks about how she created a community resource guide and how it benefits her: Supporting workshop attendees Builds her professional network

Getting Business from Your Second Saturday Workshop

Getting Business from Your Second Saturday Workshop Audio: Runtime: 00:57:08 The featured presenter on this call is Melanie Johnson, our Senior Leader and the Second Saturday Director of Educational Outreach

Creating a Successful Social Media Campaign

Lisa Byrne, our fantastic leader in Minneapolis, MN and Orlando, FL, explains how to turbocharge your social media efforts, with a primary focus on Facebook and Google Adwords.

NOTE: This is a re-recording of an earlier version of this presentation.

Short Take: You Don’t Have To Go it Alone

Short Take Audio: Runtime 00:01:39 You Don’t Have To Go it Alone (Candace Bahr) Trust Yourself and Trust the Program (Ginita Wall)

Presenting a Successful Second Saturday Workshop

Presenting a Successful Second Saturday Workshop Co-Founders Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall answer some of the most frequent questions about putting on a Second Saturday Divorce Workshop.

Being Social on Facebook and Instagram

Being Social on Facebook and Instagram Second Saturday Senior Leader  Melanie Johnson shares her tips and tricks for using Facebook. Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs tells us why she loves Instagram.

Tricks and Treats

Tricks and Treats Tips for building your workshop visibility by reaching out to local media, leveraging the non-profit WIFE.org status, and the importance of persistence. Guest Presenter Bios Deborah (Deb) Peters Robyn Walker Program Links: Template for reaching out to local media. (Deb Peters) Mobile-phone “slideshow” videos  (Douglas Donald)

Does Workshop Size Matter?

Does Workshop Size Matter? This month’s call was about staying focused, motivated and positive as you are growing your workshop attendance. We also talked about ways for you, attendees and co-presenters to get the most out of your workshop — large or small. Guest Presenters. Leader Bios Stephanie Milosavlevski Lisa Byrne

How to Network Like a Pro

How to Network Like a Pro This month’s call featured Rick Itzkowich, aka “Rick I – The LinkedIn Guy, a genuine people connector and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Program Links: Rick Itzkowich: Bio and Contact Info

Boosting Your Online Visibility

Boosting Your Online Visibility David Tucker, a long-time friend and associate of Second Saturday and WIFE.org, talked about online advertising, organic local search, and ways for boosting your online visibility. Program Links: David Tucker: Bio and Contact Info Recording Promotional “Podcast” Videos Keywords for Online Advertising

Setting Yourself Up for Long-Term Success

Setting Yourself Up for Success Bob Watral, our Second Saturday leader from Raleigh, North Carolina, talked about the many things he has done to support the long-term success of his workshop. Related Links: Presentation page displayed during webinar

Building your audience, managing expectations, heart-based presentations, and Facebook strategy

Building your audience, managing expectations, heart-based presentations, and Facebook strategy

A Tour of the Leader Portal

A Tour of the Leader Portal How to update your directory listing, the Second Saturday Manual and more!

Troubleshooting Your Workshop

Troubleshooting Your Workshop  (audio only) Veteran leaders Tim Seiders (Blue Bell, PA), Bonnie Sewell (Ashburn & Reston, VA) and Nancy Duff (Fairfax, VA) sharing their biggest challenges and how they overcame them. WHY NO VIDEO? A large-scale outage of Amazon AWS S3 services caused a problem with this recording. There was nothing of critical importance …

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Converting Workshop Attendees into Clients and Customizing Your Presentation to Adjust to the Needs of Your Audience.

Converting workshop attendees into clients and customizing your presentation to adjust to the needs of your audience. Lisa Byrne, the leader of three Second Saturday workshops in Minnesota, shared her strategies on converting attendees into clients. Kitty Hedges, leader of the Columbus, Ohio Second Saturday, shared how women’s initiatives through her company support her workshop …

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Marketing Principles to Help You Plan for the Upcoming Year

Marketing Principles to Help You Plan for the Upcoming Year Maribeth Kuzmeski, PhD, President of Red Zone Marketing, offers up solid marketing principles to help you plan for the upcoming year for your entire practice. PDF of Presentation

Ways to Connect With Workshop Attendees

Ways to Connect With Workshop Attendees Don’t miss this call on Attendee Touch Month, where we will be sharing unique and unforgettable ways to connect with workshop attendees, especially during the holidays.

Continuing To Plan Ahead

Continuing To Plan Ahead The many paths of effective workshop follow-up, and how being a resource will bring you A LOT more referrals.

Your Marketing Plan

Your Marketing Plan How your speakers can help offset workshop (Austin leader Melanie Johnson) Using the workshop evaluation form for feedback and possible after meeting contact. Tips on building your practice (Cincinnati Leader Karen Levy)

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